Tea Slippers’ Romeo and Juliet
The Tea Sippers continue their 2013-2014 theatre season with everyone’s “favorite” love story, Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. But. They’ve changed it up a bit. That’s right. When you head downtown to Theatre 810 on August 15, 16, 17, & 18 or drive to the new La Place de Chauntecler in Sunset on August 23, you won’t be seeing the classic, Romeo & Juliet. No, you will finally be able to throw away those terrible memories of sitting through your freshman high school literature classes and see the tale in an all new way.
The story of Romeo & Juliet has been around since the early 1600s and nearly every love story ever written since has been based or effected by the star-cross’d lovers. It’s Shakespeare’s work that every person knows of. It’s timeless and is still taught in schools today. Most students have a hard time deciphering the language and dread reading it, thus never being able to enjoy it. The Tea Sippers have taken the original text, thrown it into water, ripped it apart, copied and pasted words here and there, and have pulled out an original work. “This is so much fun!”, exclaimed a company member after an evening rehearsal at Girard Park. The Tea Sippers are hard at work.